Distinguished Alumni Awards event set Sept. 28

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson will be among St. John’s Seminary’s honored Distinguished Alumni to be honored Sept. 28.

With attendance growing each year, St. John's Seminary will hold its seventh annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner outside on the Seminary grounds Sept. 28.

This year’s dinner will honor Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, Michael Clements, Msgr. Helmut Hefner, Msgr. Norman Priebe and Father Thomas Peacha. The 2014 honorees bring the total to 35 since the inaugural dinner in 2008.

Vespers begin at 4 p.m., followed by a reception and awards dinner. Tickets are $225 per person. Sponsorships, including tribute book advertising, are also available. For more information email advancement@stjohnsem.edu or call (805) 389-2035


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February 27, 2015

  • Friday, February 27

    Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-8:30 p.m., St. Clare’s, 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country. Every Friday through March 27. (661) 252-3353. http://www.st-clare.org/.

    Wine Tasting Fundraiser for Alexandria House, 6:30-9 p.m., Silverlake Wine, 2396 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. Hosted by Aaron Neubert and Stacy Horth-Neubert. $30. RSVP with Ronda, (213) 381-2649, ronda@alexandriahouse.org.

    Mass and Healing Service, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Parish, 15444 Nordhoff St., North Hills. (818) 207-5709.

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